External Examiner – MSc Advancing Practice (Cancer & Palliative Care)

Opening Date:
7 Jul 2017
Closing Date:
28 Jul 2017
Salary Range:

The School is seeking to appoint a subject external examiner to a range of modules within our post-registration postgraduate suite of programmes. The remit involves assessment of theory modules relating to the MSc Advancing Practice (Cancer & Palliative Care) programme pathway:


  • Advancing Communication
  • Contemporary Cancer and Palliative Care
  • Delivering Compassionate Care
  • Knowledge into Action
  • Psychosocial Concerns
  • Symptoms in Advanced Disease

External examiner responsibilities include moderation of assessments, completion of an annual monitoring report and attendance at subject panels where student marks are ratified. A schedule of subject panels per academic session will be made available. The School uses an electronic marking system associated with the originality checking programme Turnitin, called Grademark. External examiners are required to make use of the system during the external moderation process (this being accessible through Moodle Virtual Learning Environment).

Experienced and new external examiners will be considered provided the applicant has the relevant professional qualification(s) and experience. Relevant professional experience in the fields of cancer and palliative care and a valid teaching qualification are essential requirements for this post.

The appointments will be with effect from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2021.

Full details of the programmes and modules will be provided to appointees and an induction day will be held by the University following appointment. Further information about UWS policy for external examiners is available at http://www.uws.ac.uk/externalexaminers/

For informal discussion, please contact:

Dr. Maureen Crowley, Programme Leader: maureen.crowley@uws.ac.uk, 01387 345815